Posts by bmontgomery

Lower-back pain? Check the hips

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Back Pain | 0 comments

Lower-back pain? Check the hips

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says increasingly, in a world that accommodates a more sedentary lifestyle, the blame for low-back pain can often be traced to an area a little lower in the kinetic chain: the hips. “We tend to look at hip pain and problems and think they come from long-term wear and tear – from overuse,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “But so often these days, we find that...

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Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger. And the first step in teaching kids to be active, Monger adds, is to be a good role model. “Kids are more often than not going to imitate their parents when it comes to activity level,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “If you’re an active person who goes for walks, bike rides, spends time outdoors...

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Apex in the News: Stroke Awareness & Prevention

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Brock Monger, DPT sits down with Central Oregon news radio station 1110 AM KBND to discuss Stroke Awareness, Prevention and Exercise Strategies. Total Time:  10.5 minutes.   (May, 2017)

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Focus on Strength and Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Active & Aging | 0 comments

Focus on Strength and Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls

During a time when the U.S. is so focused on reducing the cost of overall medical expenses, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger shared a staggering number that, according to medical professionals, could be significantly reduced through preventative care: $67.7 billion. That, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be the total cost for fall injuries experienced by older Americans (65+) in the year 2020. Medicare and Medicaid will cover about three-quarters of these costs. “This is a shocking amount of money, but the burden felt by older Americans goes beyond...

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Playing Multiple Sports Leads to Healthier, Happier Kids

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Athlete Injury, Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Playing Multiple Sports Leads to Healthier, Happier Kids

In an era of specialization in sports involving athletes of all ages, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger joins most medical experts in agreeing that young athletes generally remain mentally and physically healthier, achieve greater success, and learn to enjoy a lifetime of physical fitness when they opt to play multiple sports. Monger adds that, in contrast, allowing youths to specialize in a sport year-round can lead to burnout, a greater risk of experiencing overuse injuries, and less long-term success. “Encouraging our kids to specialize in a single sport throughout the year isn’t...

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